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A liminal age?
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A liminal age?

It is commonplace to identify our epoch as one of liminality; the idea that we live in a unique period of transition and change.   Steve Latham   In this liminal age, we are betwixt and between. Everything is unclear, vague; neither one thing nor the other. The old has […]

The smell of John
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The smell of John

You can smell John from several metres away. As I walk up to him, I nearly gag. The stench of sweat, beer and dirt, is overpowering. Worse inside confined spaces, it’s not so bad outside.   Steve Latham   John has been homeless for a long time. These days he’s […]

You don’t see the homeless
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You don’t see the homeless

Anthony Hernandez has been photographing Los Angeles for a number of years but the glamorous and the glitzy, so often associated with a city named after celestial beings, do not feature in his work.   Sean Sheehan   There are no angels in the sky for Hernandez to photograph and […]

Strange times
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Strange times

We look for convenient labels to understand the times we live in. Some commentators say we are living in ‘strange times’. What does that mean?   Steve Latham   The phrase ‘new times’ became fashionable in the 1980s, when the journal Marxism Today tried to conceptualise the period they were […]